Space technologies

Space technologies: tracking innovation and startup development event on 28 May 2024 

Space-related innovation helps us explore new worlds, but also leads to new technologies which address pressing challenges here on Earth. What does the future hold in this domain? We are excited to invite you to our online event "Space technologies: tracking innovation and startup development " hosted by the Observatory on Patents and Technology at the European Patent Office (EPO) to discuss the latest technologies, markets, and IP trends in space-related innovation. 

This free event will bring together perspectives from government agencies, like the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) and European Southern Observatory (ESO), and private companies driving advances in satellite technology, space exploration, observation and cosmonautics. These leaders in the field will discuss current challenges and opportunities in space innovation, the engagement of startups and other private actors, and the role of patents in fostering new space technologies and the essential investments required. 

Further highlights will include an introduction to the EPO’s new technology platform on space-related inventions and our patent insight report on propulsion systems for space. The platform and report make the latest technical knowledge on satellite and space technologies available to researchers, scientists, and anyone with an interest in the sector. Additionally, our Deep Tech Finder which helps investment-ready European startups with European patent applications to find investors, will be updated with new search filters for the growing space-related sector.  

Join experts from the EPO as well as guests from leading space organisations and  stakeholders to learn more about the future of innovation in space!  

Date: 28 May 2024   
Location: online   
Time: 10.00 hrs to 11.45 hrs CEST 

Keywords: Observatory, Sustainability, Space technologies, Cosmonautics, Space observation, Innovation